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Law & Order: SVU: 2011-12 TV Season Ratings

Law and Order: SVU ratingsHere are the ratings for Law & Order: SVU. Senior detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) is gone but detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) continues the good fight with the assistance of two new NYPD detectives, Nick Amaro and Amanda Rollins (Danny Pino and Kelli Giddish). The 13th season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit typically airs Wednesday nights at 10pm on the NBC network.

Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Law & Order: SVU is going to be cancelled or renewed for season 14. Check out our NBC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season 13 averages: 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.87 million total viewers.

Episode 13-23: Wednesday, 05/23/12 (season finale)
2.0 in the demo (+18% episode-to-episode change) with 7.16 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.91 in the demo with 6.87 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-22: Wednesday, 05/16/12
1.7 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 5.56 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.90 in the demo with 6.85 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-21: Wednesday, 05/09/12
1.8 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 5.90 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.91 in the demo with 6.91 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Update: NBC has renewed SVU for a 14th season.

Episode 13-20: Wednesday, 05/02/12
1.9 in the demo (+12% episode-to-episode change) with 6.62 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.92 in the demo with 6.96 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-19: Wednesday, 04/25/12
1.7 in the demo (+6% episode-to-episode change) with 6.56 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.92 in the demo with 6.98 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-18: Wednesday, 04/18/12
1.6 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 5.95 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.93 in the demo with 7.01 million.
Demo average rank: tied for #3 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-17: Wednesday, 04/11/12
1.7 in the demo (+6% episode-to-episode change) with 5.57 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.95 in the demo with 7.07 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-16: Wednesday, 2/29/12
1.6 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.42 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.97 in the demo with 7.16 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-15: Wednesday, 2/22/12
1.6 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 5.99 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.99 in the demo with 7.28 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-14: Wednesday, 2/15/12
1.7 in the demo (-15% episode-to-episode change, a new series low) with 5.90 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.02 in the demo with 7.37 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-13: Wednesday, 02/08/12:
2.0 in the demo (+11% episode-to-episode change) with 6.55 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.05 in the demo with 7.48 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-12: Wednesday, 01/18/12:
1.8 in the demo (-10% episode-to-episode change) with 6.42 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.05 in the demo with 7.56 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-11: Wednesday, 1/11/12
2.0 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 8.40 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.07 in the demo with 7.66 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-10: Wednesday, 12/07/11
1.9 in the demo (-14% episode-to-episode change) with 7.03 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.08 in the demo with 7.59 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-09: Wednesday, 11/30/11
2.2 in the demo (+16% episode-to-episode change) with 9.90 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.10 in the demo with 7.65 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-08: Wednesday, 11/16/11
1.9 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.33 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.09 in the demo with 7.37 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-07: Wednesday, 11/09/11
1.9 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 6.70 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.11 in the demo with 7.38 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-06: Wednesday, 11/2/11
2.0 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 7.10 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.15 in the demo with 7.49 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-05: Wednesday, 10/19/11
2.2 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 7.66 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.2 in the demo with 7.57 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 11 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-04: Wednesday, 10/12/11
2.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.34 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.2 in the demo with 7.55 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 11 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-03: Wednesday, 10/5/11
2.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.98 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.2 in the demo with 7.62 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 11 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-02: Wednesday, 9/28/11
Week two didn’t bring any better news with a 13% demo decline; garnering a 2.1 rating with 7.24 million. While these numbers are disappointing, the show is still the network’s third-highest rated scripted series.
Season average: 2.3 demo with 7.44 million.

Episode 13-01: Wednesday, 9/21/11
The venerable crime drama returned to disappointing numbers, a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.63 million viewers. That was down by 25% in the demo when compared to last year’s premiere. It was in a distant third place for the timeslot.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.48 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Law & Order: SVU TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 14th season?

 

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